Stone Sentinels, battlefield monuments of the American Civil War

1st United States Artillery,
Battery I

"Woodruff's Battery"

 

Second Corps HQ Flag

Attached to
Artillery Brigade
, 2nd Army Corps

 

The monument to Battery I of the First United States Artillery is south of Gettysburg on Hancock Avenue in Ziegler's Grove. (map)

 

 

From the monument:

 

Army of the Potomac
Second Corps
Artillery Brigade


Battery I First U.S. Artillery

Six 12 Pounders
Lieut. George A. Woodruff commanding
Lieut. Tully McCrea commanding.

 

July 2&3. Arrived and took position in Ziegler's Grove on the left of Evergreen Cemetery. Actively engaged and assisted in repelling Longstreet's Assault. Lieut. Woodruff was mortally wounded on the 3d and the command devolved on Lieut. Tully McCrea.

 

Casualties: killed 1 man, wounded 1 officer and 28 men

Monument to Battery I, First United States Artillery in Ziegler's Grove at Gettysburg
(above) Monument to Battery I in Ziegler's Grove at Gettysburg
(below) The monument with one of its artillery pieces.The monument to the 108th New York Infantry is across the sidewalk to the rear.
Monument to Battery I, First United States Artillery with one of its artillery pieces.
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